Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

*MS or Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. Moore
† Corresponding author


  1. Wilson D.M., Heaton E.A. †, Schulte L.A., Gunter P.G., Shea M.E., Hall R.B., Headlee W.L., Moore K.J., Boersma N.N. (2014) Establishment and short-term productivity of annual and perennial bioenergy crops across a landscape gradient. BioEnergy Research Abstract

    This study is the first of short-term biomass yields and perennnial establishment across a landscape gradient from the Landscape Biomass Project. Findings help explain why landscape is often disregarded in Midwestern crop management.


  1. Cole D.P., Smith E.A., Dalluge D., Wilson D.M., Heaton E.A., Brown R.C., & Young J.L. (2013) Molecular characterization of nitrogen-containing species in switchgrass bio-oils at various harvest times. Fuel. 111: 718-726 Abstract

    This study demonstrated nitrogen species, especially N2 compounds, dominate the bio-oil spectra in early summer, but decrease significantly in later harvest times.

  2. Wilson D.M., Heaton E.A. †, Liebman M. & Moore K.J. (2013) Intra-seasonal changes in switchgrass nitrogen distribution compared to corn. Agronomy Journal. 105, 285-294. Abstract

    Considerable evidence suggests switchgrass cycles N from above-ground tissues, but there are few papers tracking the movement of N to below-ground tissues. This paper provides a comprehensive inventory of both above- and below-ground inventories of N in switchgrass, allowing farmers to better assess plant nutrient demands and management strategies.

  3. Wilson D.M., Dalluge D.L., Rover M., Heaton E.A. †, Brown R.C. (2013) Crop management impacts biofuel quality: influence of switchgrass harvest time on yield, nitrogen, and ash of fast pyrolysis products. Bioenergy Research. 6, 103-113. Abstract

    Nitrogen (N) is contaminant in the process of upgrading bio-oil to useful fuel. This paper was the first to determine a predictive relationship between feedstock nitrogen concentration and that of resultant pyrolysis products. Not only did we find a robust relationship, thus providing the industry with a rapid and cost-effective means of assessing feedstock quality for pyrolysis, but we also found that bio-oil quality can improved simply by managing the harvest time of switchgrass feedstock.


Poster Presentations

*MS or Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. Moore

  1. Quezada JC *, Lenssen AW, & Moore KJ. (2013) Replacement of conventional source N fertilizer with Tryptophan byproduct N does not influence corn grain yield. North Central Extension Industry Soil Fertility Conference. Quezada 2013 (pdf).